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Ensemble EMD based Time-Frequency Analysis of Continuous Adventitious Signal Processing

B. B Shankar, D. Jayadevappa
2018 International Journal of Engineering & Technology  
The importance of lung sound analyses is increasing day by day very rapidly. In this paper, we present a new method for analysis of two classes of lung signals namely wheezes and crackles. The procedure used in this article is based on improved Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) called Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (EEMD) to analyze and compare continuous and discontinuous adventitious sounds with EMD. These two proposed procedures decompose the lung signals into a set of instantaneous
more » ... t of instantaneous frequency components. Function (IMF). The continuous and discontinuous adventitious sounds are present in an asthmatic patient, produces a non-stationary and nonlinear signal pattern. The empirical mode decomposition (EMD) decomposes such characteristic signals. The instantaneous frequency and spectral analysis related to dual techniques specified above are utilized by IMF to investigate and present the outcome in the time-frequency distribution to investigate the qualities of inbuilt properties of lung sound waves. The Hilbert marginal spectrum has been used to represent total amplitude and energy contribution from every frequency value. Finally, the resultant EEMD analysis is better for wheezes that solves mode mixing issues and improvisation is seen over the EMD method.
doi:10.14419/ijet.v7i4.10.26783 fatcat:b2myxenecrgvjowjwpsiix2je4